JEE Main Exam

Joint Entrance Examination (Main) Exam

What is JEE Main Exam?

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE), New Delhi introduced the national level common entrance exam called Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).

JEE Main examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. From 2019 onwards, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is going to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

JEE will be conducted by NTA twice a year for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NIT's, IIIT's and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.

The Joint Entrance Exam will be conducted in two parts, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. JEE (Main) replaces the AIEEE entrance exam and JEE (Advanced) replaced the IIT-JEE entrance exam. Around 25220 seats Engineering and Architecture seats are filled every year on the basis of JEE Main Score.

The aim of the common entrance test has been mooted to reduce stress on students, who have to appear for multiple entrance examinations and to give greater relevance to the school education, especially the class 12 board examinations.

There will be no change in the pattern of the examination and the registration process will begin in September 2018. The exam is held in multiple sessions in online mode.

About National Testing Agency (NTA):

NTA has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.

NTA is the newly formed body by the centre to conduct JEE Main and NEET UG online from 2019 onwards, taking over the management of these exams from CBSE.

Here are the changes to be implemented for the JEE Main exam with the Introduction of NTA:

  • From the year 2019 onwards, candidates should have to appear for JEE Main in online mode only, but for few of the cities there is no option for pen and paper-based test
  • Aspirants will have double the chance, more opportunity, NTA to conduct tests like JEE Main and NEET twice a year
  • The candidates can pick desirable slots to appear in the exam owing to the flexibility and availability of 8 sittings from January 06 to January 20 and April 07 to April 21
  • Students will have more time to prepare for their entrance exam because the exam will take place in the month of January and April
  • The exam centres have been to 258 which include 248 exam centres in India and 10 centres in abroad countries
  • In case of students who have appeared in both exams, the best of the two scores will be taken into account for the result
  • Around 3000 centres for JEE aspirants to train them for computer-based examination, which will be functioning from the end of August 2018
  • There will be normalisation process for the calculation of scores to have fair results

Category Wise Reservation Of Seats:

A few of the seats are reserved for candidates. The percentage of seats are reserved for each category is mentioned below:

Category Percentage
OBC 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PWD 3%

JEE Main 2019 Highlights:

Name of Examination JEE Main 2019
Conducting Body National Test Agency (NTA)
Official Website
Mode of Application Online
Exam Level National Level UG Entrance
Mode of Exam Online & Offline
Number of Papers 2 (Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech & Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning)
JEE Main Helpline Contact Nos: +91 7042399520 / +91 7042399521 / +91 7042399525 / +91 7042399526

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